Career Development Association of New Zealand


Webinar Series: Treaty Basics

Webinar Series: Treaty Basics

with Christine Herzog, Treaty Resource Centre

Online with Zoom / Wed lunchtimes 27 March to 17 April

As career practitioners working in New Zealand, and indeed as citizens living in New Zealand, we have an obligation to understand our nation’s history and founding document. This webinar series is the first of three modules delivering professional development around CDANZ Competency Framework, No. 6: Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The Treaty Basics series will cover:

  • why was the Treaty written?
  • what does it say?
  • what went wrong?
  • where are we today?

The series will be facilitated by Christien Herzog of the Treaty Resource Centre. Richard is an experienced facilitator whose passion for the Treaty will leave you in no doubt that this is a topic that matters to all New Zealanders, and that developing your competency in this area will enhance your careers practice. Feedback on Richard’s presentation at the CDANZ National Symposium 2018 included:

“Both informative and entertaining. One of the best workshops I’ve been to” “So refreshing” “Very engaging”

The Treaty Basics series includes four 1 hour webinars held from 12noon to 1pm on Wed 27 March,, Wed 3 April, Wed 10 April and Wed 17 April.

The webinars will be provided via Zoom. Once registered you will be sent a link to each webinar the week prior to the scheduled time.

If you are not confident in using this technology please contact in advance for an orientation and practice. Zoom is very user friendly and can be accessed on any computer or device that connects to the internet with a speaker or phone connection.

You may claim 1 CPD hour per webinar and additional unstructured hours for additional reading as per CDANZ guidelines.

Registration fee for all four webinars:

  • CDANZ Professional, Associate, Student, Subscriber or Corporate $70
  • Standard/Non Members $110 

Participants must register for the whole series and in the event that you are unable to participate live in one of the webinars you will be sent a video recording to watch in your own time. It is expected that you will participate live where possible.

Excerpt from the CDANZ Competency Framework:

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

This competency recognises the importance for career development practitioners to demonstrate an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and apply the principles to practice

6.1. Understand the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi


To demonstrate this competency, career development practitioners:

  • understand and articulate the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and their relevance for career development in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • understand the culture-specific career development needs of Māori

6.2 Integrate principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi into professional practice


To demonstrate this competency, career development practitioners:

  • maintain relationships and demonstrate practice behaviours that are mana enhancing, self-determining, respectful, mindful of cultural uniqueness, and acknowledge cultural identity - Te Rangatiratanga
  • utilise practice behaviours that ensure mauri ora (e.g., assure safe space, be respectful and mana enhancing, acknowledge boundaries, and meet culturally responsive obligations) - Te Manaakitanga
  • engage in practice that is culturally sustaining, relationship-strengthening, mutually contributing and connecting, and encourages warmth - Te Whanaungatanga